Bears Weekly Progress Report: Forte, Bennett Jump Forward, Davis Slips Back

October 31, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Bears took some time to get going, but they walked away from their tougher-than-expected matchup with the Carolina Panthers with a win.
As I said at the time, there is no column for "good win" or "clean win"—just "win."
So as we move into Week 9, the Bears can be content that, so far, much has gone according to plan.
Some hasn't, but it's worked out anyway. Today, we're going to hang on the offensive side of the ball and see what has and hasn't gone according to plan and how sometimes it doesn't matter.
Running Back Committee That Isn't
So I guess we can say that Matt Forte won't be sharing carries very often. In the two games since the bye week, Forte has carried the ball 37 times to Bush's nine.
It's fine, and it has worked out for the most part. Forte has even received some red-zone carries, and Bush remains a very good, very reliable backup.
Why the shift? It's impossible to say what made them change things after all they sai...

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